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's begin with christiane amanpour. tell us what happened. >> reporter: well, diane, i just spent the last several hours with imam feisal abdul rauf of the islamic center here in manhattan. i was interviewing him when pastor jones made that statement from florida. and, he shook his head in bewilderment and gave a statement to me in which he said, "i am glad that pastor jones has decided not to burn any korans. however, i have not spoken with pastor jones or imam musri. i am surprised by their announcement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other. nor are we here to barter." and the imam went on to tell me that this whole issue is so sensitive because he really has to take care of sensitivities here in the united states and abroad. >> well, it was incredible you were there with the imam for this whole roller coaster. stand by.xd we want to hear about your interview today. but we do want to go for the latest strange event in this strange story to matt gutman, in gainesville, florida, where pastor jones and his small group of followers first gained attention. matt? >> reporter:
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. the warnings flew in from afghanistan, where the u.s. commander told our martha raddatz that while he supports first amendment rights, this -- >> could nonetheless endanger the lives of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of follow citizens who are deployed around the world. >> reporter: where there was fiery reaction. in pakistan, they burned flags, and effigies of pastor jones. across the border in afghanistan, more flag burns and protesters chanted "death to the christians." insurgents there are circulating leaflets calling on muslims to raise your voices and fight together. iraq's president warned the burning would encourage more violence. and to hend that off, even donald trump stepped in to buy stake in the islamic cultural center. but late tonight there is great uncertainty about what was promised and who is to be believed. and diane, there is yet another twist here. just a few moments ago, pastor jones came out here, telling us he'd be lied to. that he was guaranteed the cultural center would be moved. that appears not to be the case. and so this controversy will continue. diane?
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way we we think search should be. >> thanks for joining us oo. have a good night. see you again in a half >>> tonight on "world news," fanning the flames. that florida pastor vowing to burn the koran on 9/11. today, the pope called on him to stop. and we ask the pastor, what would jesus do? >>> battle lines. a new poll with a surprising headline for the president. and two people with new ideas on jobs and american resilience. >>> up in flames. wildfires rage in california. >>> men, women and memory. a landmark study on aging and staying sharper longer. >>> and it's back to school. so, what's their number one wish for their new year? >>> good evening to you on this first day back from labor day. and we begin with the global array of powerful leaders, from the pope to secretary of state clinton. asking a pastor of a tiny congregation in florida to stand down, saying his threat to burn a koran just four days from now on 9/11 endangers american soldiers and misrepresents who americans really are. will militant fundamentalist terry jones heed their words? terry moran flew to florida